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Colombia loses 2-0 to Chile in Copa America semi final

Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Copa America Wednesday.

A trip to the days when Spain colonized Colombia

Villa de Leyva and Mongui, two pueblos of stone-paved streets and houses with balconies in central Colombia, preserve enormous architectural and artisanal riches that take visitors back to the days of the Spanish conquest.

A trip to the days when Spain colonized Colombia

Villa de Leyva and Mongui, two pueblos of stone-paved streets and houses with balconies in central Colombia, preserve enormous architectural and artisanal riches that take visitors back to the days of the Spanish conquest.

Saving Ernest Hemingway's estate

Shipping containers full of tools arrive to Cuba to help build facility to house US novelist’s photos and letters

Medellin inspires as model of urban transformation

The capital of the province of Antioquia, Medellin is looking to leverage the transformation it has experienced in recent years to consolidate itself as a venue for international events.

Colombia’s best rock n’ roll bands 50 years ago today

Colombia is possibly least known for its rock n’ roll. However, in the mid 1960, a number of bands really put the country on the rock n’ roll map.

Tito Puente NYC memorial plans moving forward

In August 2000, three months after Puente’s passing, East 110th Street from Fifth to First Avenue was christened Tito Puente Way.

The evolution of coffee culture in Colombia’s coffee region

While growing coffee has been a major part of the economy of Pereira and the surrounding coffee region, drinking one of Colombia’s most iconic export products is only just kicking in.

Popeye -Escobar's hitman- is now a YouTube star

He is a former enforcer for the Medellín drug cartel who has boasted of committing hundreds of murders on behalf of his boss, Pablo Escobar.

Sistine Chapel replica unveiled in Mexico

Renaissance art lovers in Mexico won't need to travel to Vatican City to see the glories of the Sistine Chapel. A private art project has created a temporary replica of the chapel in Mexico's art deco Monument to the Revolution.

Thousands pose naked in Bogota

American photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for his pictures of huge crowds of naked people, on Sunday convinced more than 6,000 Colombians to strip down in Bogota's main public square -- all in the name of peace.

'This is not America': a Chilean artist's newly electric message to Trump

Alfredo Jaar’s inflammatory billboard Logo for America lit up Times Square years ago. Now it will be installed in Piccadilly Circus – and it couldn’t be more urgent

5 questions for film director Juan Feldman

Juan Feldman is a Uruguayan film director and producer whose first feature film was set in Costa Rica: “After Words” (2015), starring Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden.

U.S., Mexico Studying How to Preserve Spanish Missions

About 30 experts from Mexico and the United States met this week to examine strategies to preserve the cultural and historical legacy of the Spanish missions located in Mexico and California.

La alma de la communidad at Boston’s Latin Quarter

“A Latin American Spectacle” was not so much a linear, narrative performance, as a wild, passionate celebration of cultural heritage.

Ecuador traditional “Toquilla” straw hats in China

Though known throughout the world as Panama hats, toquillas are originally from Ecuador, as UNESCO recognized in 2012 when it declared the weaving of the straw fabric from the Andean toquilla plant an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Bolivian “Cholitas” will take the Big Apple

The elegant clothing style of the La Paz “cholita,” who is the cultural icon of La Paz, will be seen for the first time during Fashion Week in New York this September.

Brazilians delight in words unique to Portuguese

Why, such words, like "jeitinho"—an ingenious way to cut corners—is a marker of Brazilian identity

Rio 2016 Olympic test events end, preparations race forward

As the countdown to Rio2106 continues, May concludes both the end of the Olympic and Paralympic test events and the inauguration of the new terminal in Rio's international airport.

Art, folklore, gastronomy featured for argentine independence day

Argentina celebrates the 206th anniversary of the May Revolution, the episode that marked the beginning of the struggle for the country’s independence.

Garcia Marquez laid to rest in Cartagena

The ashes of the late Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, have been laid to rest in the Colombian coastal city of Cartagena.

Bogota allowed graffiti & street art to flourish

To some people, graffiti and street art are a nuisance and an eyesore. To others, it’s a way of bringing artistic expression to the public.

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